Lecturer in Management
Mark Leslie is a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Sales Organization. He is also the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company, and serves on the boards of public, private and nonprofit organizations.
Mark Leslie was Co-Founder and Chairman and CEO of Veritas Software. During his tenure as CEO, the company went from 12 employees to 6,000 employees, and from a revenue base of $95,000 per year to $1,500,000,000 per year. In 2000, Veritas was the 10th largest independent software company by revenue, third largest by market capitalization, and achieved the distinction of becoming a Fortune 1000 company.
From 1980 until 1990 he served as president and chief executive officer of two Silicon Valley high-tech start-up companies. His prior experience included sales management, sales executive, systems engineer, and software engineer focused on operating systems.
Mark currently serves on the boards of, or is an advisor to. a number of high-tech and biotech companies. Mark is also on the boards of Stanford Health Care, New York University and the Leslie Family Foundation.
Mark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and mathematics from New York University in 1966 and completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development (PMD)in 1980.
- PMD Executive Management Program, Harvard Business School, 1980
- BA, New York University, 1966
- At Stanford University since 2001
- Lecturer in Management Science and Engineering, Stanford School of Engineering, 2002
- Lecturer in Business, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 2001
- Fellow at Judge Business School, Cambridge University
- Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman, Veritas Software, 1990-2001
- Chairman, President, and CEO, Rugged Digital Systems, Inc., 1984-1989
- Founder, President, and CEO, Synapse Computer Corp., 1980-1984
Stanford Case Studies
Stanford GSB Affiliations
Service to the Profession
Board of Directors
- Wall Street Systems, 2008-present
- Sugar CRM, 2008-present
- Xsigo Systems, 2007-present
- NetApp, 2004-present
- ModelN Software, 2001-present